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Sesame Street
Gus guesses music
Air date January 2, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by David Korr
Production September 18, 1991
Sponsors O, W, 6


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Elmo shows Susan a sign he copied, but can’t read what it says. Susan helps him read it. He then calls upon her help to read the words in his book, Jack and the Beanstalk.
Animation Sand O/o
(First: Episode 0621)
Film A girl wants to learn a playground rhyme after watching some other girls do it, so one of them teaches her.
(First: Episode 2284)
Animation Counting animals (1 butterfly, 2 frogs, 3 birds, 4 turtles, 5 bees, 6 fish)
(First: Episode 1700)
Muppets Bert says his favorite number is Six.
(First: Episode 1289)
Cartoon A man sees a giant OUT, yells the word, and everyone runs out of it.
(First: Episode 0550)

SCENE 2 Gordon and Susan load the neighborhood’s newspapers into their small car, since the pick-up truck has broken down. Oscar also has a vast amount of newspapers as well, but there seems to be no room left in the car. Oscar then begins to explain how important it is to save paper, otherwise trees would deplete and he’d have no air to breathe. They comply and fetch the roof rack, but it’s underneath all the newspapers in the car. After cleaning out the trunk, attaching the roof rack, then putting the newspapers back in the car, Oscar gives them his stack of newspapers ... which are actually Slimey’s worm-sized newspapers. An upset Gordon exclaims, "We could've put these in our pockets!!"

Film A little girl narrates a film about how cans can be recycled. She washes them and collects them in a wagon, which she takes to the recycling center. There it is sorted and separated with a magnet. After it's loaded onto trucks, it is taken to a factory to be melted and shaped into new cans like the ones seen in her fridge at home.
(First: Episode 2740)
Animation Counting six red balls
(First: Episode 0278)
Muppets "The Sneeze Song," with Kathleen the Cow with a Pig, a Sheep, and Fred the Wonder Horse.
(First: Episode 2784)
Film A boy who lives in Arizona narrates a film of himself and his family, who travel through a canyon with their sheep to stay at their summer house.
(First: Episode 2678)
Cartoon I've Got a Mind: wind-up toy
(First: Episode 0255)
Celebrity Patti LaBelle and The Sweeties sing "Take the Hand of Someone You Love."
(First: Episode 2331)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: W for water
(First: Episode 0062)
Muppets After sounding out the word "cheese," the Two-Headed Monster poses for many pictures.
(First: Episode 2742)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Water Baby" over footage of seals and kids swimming.
(First: Episode 2016)
Cartoon A schoolyard of gloves invites other gloves to join them.
(First: Episode 1481)
SCENE 3 Buster the Horse runs by Oscar’s can, making noise for him and Preposterous. Oscar uses his tollgate to stop him and asks him to cut it out. Buster explains he needs his exercise, noting how lazy Preposterous looks and thinks he could use some too. Oscar commands his dog to run with Buster…on his back while he gallops.
Cartoon A caterpillar sings "Exercise, Exercise."
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2839)
Cast Maria as Chaplin tries to throw away a newspaper into a rapidly moving litter can. When she finally does, the exit door also moves and she breaks down the wall.
(First: Episode 0753)
Muppets "Daddy Helps with the Dishes" - three families sing about how they help each other doing chores, cooking, and homework. They all agree that when they all do it, "It soon gets done!"
(First: Episode 2223)
Film Shapes vibrate as girls beat on their drums.
(First: Episode 2873)
Cartoon The Typewriter: W, Wall
(First: Episode 0790)

SCENE 4 Big Bird welcomes the viewer to another Snuffle Puppet Show, starring Snuffy with Gus. Today, Gus will be blindfolded and must guess what instrument is being played by the sound he hears. However, Snuffy covers Gus’ mouth instead. Snuffy adjusts it, and Gus listens to the first instrument – a drum. Gus dances along to the beat and gets too tired to give an answer. Big Bird accidentally gives the right answer away, making Gus angry. Big Bird tries to reason with Gus while he cues a break.
Cartoon A magician tries to make six circles disappear.
(First: Episode 0783)
Film Pizza is made.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
Cartoon A magician writes in his diary about the many mishaps during his performance.
(First: Episode 2053)
Muppets Kermit sings "On My Pond."
(First: Episode 2328)
Cartoon O is for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
SCENE 5 Gus is ready to guess the next instrument. A little girl arrives and plays her violin. Her song puts Gus to sleep, but he wakes when Big Bird accidentally reveals the answer again. Big Bird presents another break after announcing there’s one more instrument left.
Film Sounds Around the House v2: chimes, snoring, a boy pretending to be an airplane, a man playing a trumpet, and a motorcycle outside.
(First: Episode 1713)
Muppets Grover sings about his furry little shadow.
(First: Episode 1810)
Cartoon Gloria talks about 'W'
(First: Episode 0806)
Film Kid voiceovers identify a horse's body parts (shown one at a time), then the complete animal.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0428)
SCENE 6 Big Bird promises to Gus that he won’t say the answer before he can guess. A boy enters with his trumpet. Gus, however, has trouble thinking of what instrument it is. Despite what Gus said, Big Bird gives him a rhyming hint, which doesn’t help. Big Bird then wonders, β€œWhat rhymes with trumpet?”, revealing the answer again. As Big Bird and Gus argue, Snuffy announces the sponsors.

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